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    April 18, 2014

    10 reasons you're too old for Coachella

    Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella. Whether you've gone to the festival since the first year in 1999 or just started going a few years ago, the festival can feel a bit, well, different than when you were in your teen ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    Mumford & Sons at Xcel Energy Center, 9/4/13

    Mumford & SonsXcel Energy Center, St. PaulWednesday, September 4, 2013There's no question that Marcus Mumford and his band of Sons are brilliant. In one way, at least. Finally someone has capitalized on American pop's two most-popular niches, twang and EDM. Unfortunately, this marketable and sta ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Four reasons Lollapalooza needs EDM

    See Also:[Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012: The PeopleJustice at Lollapalooza, 8/5/12Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youWith every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularity was especially appa ... More >>

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    June 10, 2012

    EDC 2012: Calvin Harris Plays CDs of Himself Singing

    Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died. This time around fans are more sa ... More >>

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    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?

    See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    Gene Farris returning to play House Proud V.6 (INTERVIEW)

    ​House Proud is special in that it's a monthly club night that doesn't feel like one, but rather a packed party filled with a family-and-friends vibe.  Factor in DJ/producer Gene Farris as headliner on April 6 for the sixth installment, and you're definitely going to leave Honey sweaty at 2 a ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    Did Bon Iver back out of Grammys' Etta James tribute?

    ​The painful Grammy Awards press releases would be reason enough not to take part in the yearly award show, but Bon Iver's Justin Vernon decided to opt his band out of performing at the event because a collaborative effort wouldn't cut it. One of our readers responded by advising Vernon to get&nbs ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    10 best music costumes from First Ave's Halloween bash

    ​Ok, ok, one more Halloween post and then WE ARE DONE. Until next year.First Avenue's Mainroom was packed to the rafters last night for their annual Halloween bash, and we had photographers roaming the scene to snap all of the great costumes. As with last Saturday's Too Much Blood dance night, we ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    7 best music costumes from Saturday's Too Much Blood

    ​People were in full-on party mode this weekend, as many clubs chose to have their Halloween festivities on a non-school-night in advance of the holiday. There are still plenty of chances to go out and celebrate tonight -- First Avenue will be hosting their annual Halloween bash, and Solid Gold ar ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Lollapalooza: Day 3 at Grant Park, Chicago, 8/7/11

    Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterMudslide city​When you've spent your entire weekend at Lollapalooza, the third day is exhausting. A few fresh faces with single day passes milled through the crowd, but the vast majority of party people were obviously tired and hungover.  The final day of the festi ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Vanilla Ice is back, this time as a house-flipping real estate expert

    ​Once upon a time, candy rapper Vanilla Ice was known to rock a house or two - or at least the recreation-center 13th birthday parties of herbs who didn't know any better. Today, Vanilla Ice would like to teach you, real-estate newbie, how to cold rock a couple houses, or maybe a fuck-load of hous ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Minnesota Twins phase out local music programming, amp up Top 40 hits

    Photo by Andrea Swensson​With the first month of the Twins season completed, Minnesota baseball fans may have noticed something a little different about this year's home games: The music. That's because longtime music director Kevin Dutcher, who was with the team from 2000 up until last year's ina ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Twins, at home opener, to unleash gladiator tunes on unsuspecting opponents

    ​For the home opener, I could drone on about the new scoreboard, the new salty snacks, the lack of trees, or my take on whether or not the Twins have figured out their Target Field home run problems. Instead, I'm going to focus on the thing that bothered me most of last season: What is that ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Deadmau5 epic at Epic (Video)

    Anna Gulbrandsen for City Pages​ The entire youth population of Minneapolis was mobilized last night and barely contained in the cavernous downtown superclub Epic, a line coiling down the block in both directions. What were they here for, you ask?  It's simple: A man in a giant mouse mask be ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz headlining Coachella 2010

    The California festival runs April 16-18.

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    September 10, 2009

    Mashups of the Week: Amanda Blank & the Beatles

    Jay-Z goes Hawaiian, Amanda Blank gets with 'Ghosts 'n Stuff' & a celebration of the Beatles (or Beastles, as the case may be).

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    December 29, 2008